Aizome Traditional Japanese Indigo Dyeing Workshop in Himeji

合計時間 : 2 hours

What To Expect

Located within walking distance from Himeji Castle, our Aizome shop was established by renovating an old house to recreate the good old Machiya, a traditional wooden marchant house from Edo period. The exposed beam, earthen floors and plastered white walls that remind you of Himeji Castle; both inside and outside of the building is brimming with historic charm and personality.

Experience Aizome dyeing in the castle town of Himeji and bring home your own special Aizome item that will add some japanese flair to you life. Aizome is traditional indigo dyeing that has long been loved by Japanese people. In recent years, Aizome products such as jeans and bags are enjoying global popularity, thanks to its anti-bacterial and insect repellent properties, not to mention the stunning deep blue hue, also known as "Japan blue". In this 2-hour workshop held at a traditional Japanese merchant house brimming with historic charm, you can create your own Aizome reusable bag or stoles with the expert help of an experienced and dedicated instructor. Or better yet, if you bring your own stuff such as a bandana or a t-shirt, you can dye it "Japan blue". This is a perfect little activity to participate in on your way to or from the world heritage site, Himeji Castle.

I'm the owner of an aizome cotton product shop in Himeji. Since my grandfather started a cotton growing business 130 years ago, my family has been devoted to producing high quality cotton. After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, I began helping my family business, which made me want more people to appreciate cotton. That led me to open a small shop offering not only a variety of aizome products made of completely chemical free cotton, but also aizome dyeing workshops in order for people to discover firsthand the beauty of natural materials such as cotton and indigo.

Additional Info

・If you want a custom timeslot, feel free to contact us.
・If you want to bring a large item to dye, please let us know beforehand as it may incur additional charges.
・You may only bring an item made of either cotton, linen, or silk. (No polyester)
・All children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・Please make sure to always communicate through wasabijp. In order to protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the wasabijp website.
・If you feel unwell or are under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival, you will not be able to join our experience.
・Please make sure to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to join us, as the end time cannot be extended to make up for late arrivals.

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¥5,720